05 Sep 2013

Frager's Paint Store to Re-open

Frager’s may be fragmented after the fire burned the original location, but the owners are slowly rebuilding the capacity to meet all your home improvement needs without leaving the neighborhood.  On Saturday, September 7, Frager’s Paint Store will reopen at 1129 Pennsylvania Avenue SE (the corner of Pennsylvania and 12th Streets, former home to Mi Vecindad […]


21 Jun 2013

More ways to help Frager's this weekend

My shopping list of odds and ends is growing far too quickly. On a normal week, I would get half of the things needed to fix the odds and ends around my house at Frager’s, so it makes me sad every time I add another item to my shopping list. I’m pretty sure I’m not […]


05 Jun 2013

Fire at Frager's Hardware: Neighborhood Photos Taken at the Scene

Almost immediately as smoke was seen over Capitol Hill and flames broke out at Frager’s Hardware,  neighbors began posting their photos and reactions to the four-alarm fire.The following social media posts are some of the  reactions from neighbors and community members. “I am so sad,” says my 4 year old. Amen. @Fragers we love you! […]


17 Jan 2013

Fire at Hanks on the Hill Early This Morning [updated]

Early this morning the DC Fire Department responded to reports of flames coming from the roof of Hanks on the Hill, located at 633 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.  According to NBC4, one person suffered minor injuries. Firefighters have not indicated what started the fire, or how extensive the damage is. Walking by this morning, it did not […]


22 Jun 2011

Things We Take for Granted: The Argonaut

Perhaps this post, much like Tim’s ode to being a part of Ward Six (still), should be really titled, “Things we violently and suddenly realized were being taken for granted, but which we will never, ever again take for granted because we are aware now of the error in our ways and are extremely grateful, […]